Have you heard that January 29th is a very important (but little known) holiday? It’s National Plan for Vacation Day!

Here at Day Designer, you know we’re all about planning. We believe in planning the fun, the necessary, and everything in between. You might be guessing this post is more on the fun side. But . . . that’s not the case!

Taking your vacation days is vitally important to your own personal well-being. The benefits extend to your relationships, professional success, and more.

Unfortunately, however, many Americans are not taking their due time off. Like anything, if you don’t plan for it—it’s likely not to happen.

According to Project: Time Off, “51% of Americans skip the one step that could help them vacation: planning. Individuals who plan are more likely to use all of their time off, take more vacation days at once, and report greater levels of happiness in every category measured. Americans who plan out their vacation days are more likely to use all their time off, and the best planners know the key to success is blocking the calendar early. Use the vacation planning tool and get to know the upside of downtime.”

Whether days are spent traveling, enjoying a staycation, or even tackling that dream DIY project—taking your valuable time off has many benefits! So get out your Day Designer and mark down those plans. Heading out of town? Grab our FREE Packing Checklist printable!

Celebrate National Plan for Vacation Day with us on January 29, 2019. Seeing this post at a later date? Start where you are! It’s the message that matters—not the date.

Get started by declaring your vacation days for the rest of the year, planning your activities, and marking these dates in your Day Designer—the strategic planner and daily agenda for living a well-designed life.

How will you spend your vacation days this year? Share your plans in the comments below!